New minimum wage: Workers shut lecture rooms as ASUU, NASU join strike in UNIBADAN
Academic and non-academic activities were on Thursday disrupted at the University of Ibadan when the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and other unions in the institution joined the strike declared by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).
The NLC, DAILY POST learnt had directed all workers across the country to embark on one-week warning strike which starts today.
DAILY POST correspondent who visited the university Thursday morning observed that students and lecturers who had lectures as at 8am in the morning were shocked to meet the lecture venues put under lock and keys.
Administrative offices were not spared as most members who had come to work were directed to return home after attending the congress of their unions held at the Theatre Arts to intimate members on compliance.
The development also forced many students to loiter around, discussing the implication of the development on their pursuit.
Offices were put under lock and key. Those selling on campus have started feeling the impact of the strike.
Those who had travelled to process academic transcripts could not achieve their goal as those to process same were not available.
The University of Ibadan Chairman of ASUU, Dr. Deji Omole while speaking said, “ASUU is an affiliate of NLC and the national leadership of the Union attended the NEC meeting of NLC where the decision to embark on the ongoing warning strike was taken.
“Members of ASUU are therefore directed to join the strike action declared by NLC as from today Thursday, 27 September 2018.
“With this decision to join the NLC declared warning strike to press for the conclusion of negotiation on minimum wage, ASUU, UI emergency congress will hold tomorrow Friday, 28 September 2018 to share information and to formally declare the strike.
“We should not allow the government to always walk away from concluding negotiations with the organized labour Unions as this also has implications for the renegotiation of ASUU/FGN agreement”.